A simple procedure for mounting wrinkle-free sections on formvar-coated slot grids

Ultramicroscopy. 1975 Dec;1(2):151-5. doi: 10.1016/s0304-3991(75)80018-0.


This paper describes a simple technique for consistent production of clean, unwrinkled, flat thin (500-1000 A) sections for TEM and thick (1/2-1 micron) sections for HVEM mounted on Formvar-covered slot grids for use in conventional and high voltage electron microscopy. The technique centers around use of a Formvar-covered aluminum supporting rack onto which slot grids that contain sections suspended in water are placed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cockroaches / anatomy & histology
  • Cockroaches / ultrastructure
  • Histological Techniques* / instrumentation
  • Microscopy, Electron*